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Credit Catch 22: Challenging job discrimination based on credit history

02/28/2012

 

Justice for Breakfast discussion series

February 28, 2012 ~ 8:15 am

 
In passing the Job Applicant Fairness Act last year, Maryland became the fifth state to prohibit employers from using credit history as a basis to make employment decisions for most jobs. Credit checks are often inaccurate, and no correlation exists between credit history and job performance or propensity to commit fraud. Yet 60% of employers perform credit checks, which harm those who have lost work and fallen into debt during the economic recession. Join us for a conversation about the new law, the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation’s enforcement plan, federal litigation, and other remedies workers can pursue when discriminated against based on credit history. 
 
Hosted by Brown, Goldstein and Levy, LLP
120 East Baltimore Street, Suite 1700
Baltimore, MD 21202
 
Reservations requested:
brocke@publicjustice.org or (410) 400-6951